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Androfil 40 mg Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Androfil Capsule

Androfil 40 mg Capsule is a medicine used in the treatment of male hypogonadism. It works by replenishing the deficient testosterone levels and helps in maintaining male characteristics like muscle strength, facial and body hairs, sperm production and sex drive.

Androfil 40 mg Capsule can be taken with or without food but it is recommended to take this medicine at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of the medicine in the body. Regular monitoring of prostate specific antigen (PSA) and testosterone levels is important as this helps to track how well this medication is working. Leg pain and dizziness are common side effects of this medicine.

Uses of Androfil Capsule

Androfil Capsule side effects

Common
  • Dizziness
  • Leg pain

How to use Androfil Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Androfil 40 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Androfil Capsule works

Androfil 40 mg Capsule is similar to the natural male hormone, testosterone. It works by replenishing the deficient testosterone levels in adult men. Lack of testosterone may cause various health problems including impotence, infertility, low sex drive, tiredness, depressive mood and bone loss.

Androfil Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Androfil 40 mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Androfil 40 mg Capsule is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Lactation
UNSAFE
Androfil 40 mg Capsule is unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Data suggests that the drug may cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Androfil 40 mg Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Androfil 40 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Androfil 40 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Androfil 40 mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Androfil 40 mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Androfil 40 mg Capsule for the treatment of low testosterone levels.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • Your doctor may get your blood tests done regularly to monitor red blood cells, liver function, testosterone, and prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels while taking Androfil 40 mg Capsule.
  • Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as frequent or persistent erections, irritability, nervousness or weight gain after starting treatment with this medicine.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Androfil

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Dr. Praveen Pushkar
Sexologist
First get total testosterone level done Testosterone supplements r available in capsule, gel and injectable forms
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Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
Kindly consult urologist and endocrinologist
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FAQs

Q. Can Androfil be used for body building purpose?

No, Androfil should not be used for increasing muscle mass and physical ability in healthy individuals, as this may cause harmful effects when used inappropriately. Also, in healthy individuals, if Androfil is given externally, it may cause hormonal imbalance.

Q. How and in what dose should I take Androfil?

It is recommended to take this medicine with food. The dose and duration for which you need to take this medicine is decided by your doctor depending on your exact medical condition. Make sure to follow the doctor’s advice. However, it is recommended to take it at the same time each day, to ensure consistent levels of medicine in the body.

Q. What are the common side effects of using Androfil?

The common side effects are increased red blood cells, diarrhea, stomach pain or discomfort, leg pain, dizziness, increased sweating, headache, acne, breast pain, and gynecomastia. If any of these side effects bother you, consult with the doctor.

Q. Who should not take Androfil?

Androfil should not be given to men with breast cancer, prostate cancer and kidney disease. It should be avoided in patients who had or presently have liver cancer and in those who have increased levels of calcium in blood. It should not be used by females, children below 18 years, and elderly patients more than 65 years of age.

Q. What are the major health risks associated with Androfil therapy?

The major health risks associated with the use of Androfil in men are heart attack, stroke, and prostatic carcinoma.

Q. Can Androfil have any harmful effect if I am a diabetic?

Androfil may decrease blood glucose levels, and therefore, the dose of antidiabetic medicines should be reduced. Consult your doctor for advice.

Q. Will there be a problem if I am taking warfarin and have started Androfil?

You should get blood tests done more frequently for checking your bleeding time (time taken to stop bleeding) when you are taking warfarin along with Androfil, especially when starting and stopping Androfil. Talk to your doctor for advice.

Q. How long does it take for Androfil to show its effects?

While some of the effects of Androfil may start showing effects after 3 weeks, some may take longer. For example, effect on sexual interest appears after 3 weeks, while changes in erections/ejaculations may take up to 6 months.

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